Charles Darwin and the philosophy he espoused has done more mischief than we can imagine. Not only has this work given a basis in the educational elite to reject the Creator of heaven and earth, but has created an open hostility toward Christianity. Our young people get no end to the pushing of this non-scientific philosophy in our educational system K through 12, but is assumed as truth in the universities. Evolution is NOT scientific. It is a godless philosophy based on imagination. cb
The descendants of Ham, who were cursed, were the Canaanites. Yet when Rahab, a Canaanite, came to faith in the true God, she not only was welcomed to marry a believer, but God included her in the line leading to Christ. The idea of different races, as distinct from different religions, was not much of an issue until 1859 when Charles Darwin published his famous book, On the Origin of Species. Darwin was a product of Victorian times and extremely racist in his views, always referring to colored peoples as "savages." Among the book's purported scientific claims for evolution was the claim that there are different races because some groups are more evolved than others. As this idea became accepted both in and out of the Church, racism became institutionalized. Today we know that typically the genetic differences between you and anyone else is only 0.2 percent.
Scientifically, there is only one human race, as Scripture clearly teaches. The Church can only combat racism by proclaiming the truth that all people on earth are one flesh, descended from one, real Adam, whose blood we share. It can also proclaim the Gospel that all believers are spiritual descendants of the Last Adam, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who has redeemed us and made us new creatures.
Acts 17:26a "And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth…"
Notes: Ken Ham, Inter-racial marriage: Is It Biblical?, Creation 21(3) June-August